Cecil Henry "Babe" Dye - Born May 13, 1898 in Hamilton, Ontario – Died January 3, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois was a Canadian ice Hockey right winger and coach.
Dye made his NHL debut with the newly named Toronto St. Patricks on December 23, 1919 vs the Ottawa Senators at The Arena in a 3-0 Ottawa win.
Dye scored his 1st NHL goal vs Frank Brophy of the Quebec Bulldogs on December 27, 1919 at 12:00 of the 1st period at Arena Gardens in a 6-4 Toronto win.
- Stanley Cup Champion 1922 with Toronto St. Pats
Dye scored the Stanley Cup winning goal vs Vancouver Millionaires on March 28th. He scored 4 goals in the final game. Dye also scored the game winner in OT in game 2, which tied the series.
Dye scored 9 goals in the 1922 Stanley Cup finals, which is a NHL record that still stands.
Dye was known for his very hard shot and accuracy. His shots were capable of snapping a two-inch thick plank, and Jack Adams recalled seeing several of Dye's drives punch clean through the back-rests of arena seats and even through the 1/8-inch thick wire mesh used as crowd protection at Toronto's Arena Gardens. Opposing defencemen would attempt to knock down long shots made by Dye from centre ice, only to find out in dismay that their sticks had been shattered in two.
Cecil "Babe" Dye was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970.